met the head of the Catholic church at the Vatican on Thursday morning. The actress attended a private audience withPope Francis
following a screening of her new filmUnbroken–
which she had been asked to show for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.While the Pontiff was not present at the screening, he met Angelina, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), afterwards.
said Angelina in a statement released by Universal Pictures toUs Weekly
. "The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness.
"Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film."
In keeping with protocol, which dictates that only Catholic queens and queen consorts may wear white as part of the Privilège du Blanc,Angelina sported a black dress and blazer
and chose to wear her hair up in an elegant chignon.Whilst it had intially been thought that Angelina's husbandBrad Pitt
would also attended the meeting with the Pope, Us Weekly reports that a "last minute change" meant that he couldn't make the trip
News of Angelina's special meeting was kept under wraps until she wasspotted at Ciampino airport in Rome on Wednesday
with brotherJames Haven
and two of her daughters,Shiloh
, eight, andZahara
, nine.The Jolie-Pitt ladies stepped out for a spot of shopping, heading to toy shop called Berte in Rome's famous Piazza Navona.